Graduate who starved, stabbed and burned boyfriend is jailed

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A GRADUATE turned into the girlfriend from hell — stabbing and scalding her partner as she fought to control his life.

Jordan Worth, 22, isolated him from his family and friends, and took over his Facebook account, according to The Sun.

She told him what to wear and banned him from her bed for nine months.

Finally police were called by worried neighbours — and aspiring teacher Worth was jailed for 7½ years.

Luton crown court was told there were two sides to the 22-year-old.

She came from a loving and supportive family, was a high performer at school, at the University of Hertfordshire she gained a 2:1 Honours Degree in Fine Arts and wanted to become a teacher.

Worth had been involved in caring and voluntary work for unwanted animals and raised money for children in Africa.

But at their home in the village of Stewartby in Bedfordshire, petite Worth cruelly controlled every aspect of her partner’s life.

The court heard Worth and her partner had met at college in 2012 when they were both 16, a relationship began and later they moved in together.

But from an early stage she was exercising control over him deciding what he could wear, prosecutor Maryam Syed said.

But worse was to come, the court was told, as Worth became violent towards the man, who the court heard suffered from hydrocephalus which is caused by a build-up of fluid inside the skull which made him vulnerable.

She beat him with blunt objects and refused to take him for hospital treatment.

She poured scalding water on his arms and left him to wrap his burns with cling film.

He was seen separately with black eyes, limping or with an arm in a sling.

For nine months he couldn’t sleep in the same bed as her, the court was told.

Judge Nic Madge, who was hearing the case, was told the charge of controlling or coercive behaviour covered a period from April 2016 to June last year when police were called to the couple’s home in Stewartby, north of London.

Ms Syed said neighbours of the couple often heard them arguing and the sounds of things being thrown in the house.

She said the victim was heard by his neighbours shouting at Worth: “Get off me, you are hurting me.”

Once Worth was seen at a window by a neighbour “armed” with a screwdriver or hammer, the court was told, while another neighbour heard the victim shouting: “Get off me. Get off my head. Don’t keep doing that to my head,” and saw burn marks on his arms which he explained away as self-inflicted.

The court heard it was in June of last year that neighbours called police to the couple’s home in the village in the early hours after hearing shouting.

The ambulance crew noted injuries to his hand, burns to arms and legs which were being self treated with cling film and the prosecutor said he had second and third degree burns which will leave permanent scarring, adding that “5 per cent of his total body surface was scalded”.

The court was told Worth had thrown boiling hot water over her partner.

On June 6 he was examined at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage and found to have burns on his legs as well as stab wounds about his body and limbs, and just days later Worth was arrested.

She appeared at court on Friday to plead guilty to controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate relationship, wounding with intent and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Passing sentence Judge Madge told Worth that as well as the violence she had carried out on her partner, she had refused him adequate bedding and food.

He said she would “belittle” her partner and discouraged him from contacting friends and his family.

“She accepts that she has in the past, on a number of occasions, used blunt objects and implements to strike him and that he suffered injuries as a result of her doing so. She accepts using boiling or hot water to cause injury to him. She accepts that she has in the past used a knife to cause injury to her partner, “ said the judge.

Judge Madge added: “You took over his Facebook profile. There were daily arguments with items being thrown in house … Custody is inevitable.”

He jailed her for a total of 7½ years, and she was made the subject of a restraining order which prevents her from contacting her ex for an indefinite period.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished with permission.



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